Thursday 6.0 miles/49:52/8:19 average pace
I took the afternoon off to go see a Giants game with my friend who is a huge baseball fan and has sweet season tickets right on the 3rd base line (first row). I'm not a big baseball fan myself, but I am a fan of working a half day and drinking beer in the sunshine! And seeing Barry Bonds from about 20 feet away was pretty cool. I think the whole steroid thing sucks, and I hear Bonds is a total asshole, but he did make history. My friend doesn't like him either, but we cheered for everyone else and had a great time. (Giants lost 8-0... oh well)
Anyway, I limited myself to a single beer (thank you, thank you!) and chugged a bunch of water (it was HOT even in SF), then I headed up to Zach's office after the game and we went for a super fun run. It had started to cool down and we had some shade, so we were able to push the pace pretty good even in some strong headwinds and on a couple big hills. We ran along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf, then up through Fort Mason to Chrissy Field with great views of the Golden Gate, then returned back to Zach's office in North Beach. It was a blast! I never run in SF except for the occasional weekend long run so it was a nice change of scenery. :) I was really proud of my pace too, we ran the last two miles in about 15:30! And I didn't even use my inhaler.
This morning I got up and was feeling very, very tired. I think it's because I ran 3 days in a row at a pretty hard effort every time. I did a very short, very slow swim: 500 meters in about 11:10. It felt pretty good though. I'm going for a bike ride tonight but that will be a nice break from running. But tomorrow morning I'll be an early bird again and hopefully get in a semi-long run before work. If I can do 10 tomorrow, I'll hit 30 miles this week! :)